*Please note, thumbnail images may show "Shakespeare" to be on 2 different lines; it does not appear that way on the slideshow.
This is a great PowerPoint to introduce Shakespeare's Hamlet. As the class reads the opening slides' lines they can hold up their SHAKESPEARE or HIP-HOP sign to indicate which they think it is. Students will find it surprising that some complicated lines they assume to be by Shakespeare is actually from a popular hip-hop group or artist and that simplistic lines can be from Shakespeare. Your students will be engaged and intrigued and therefore have more confidence in approaching the upcoming reading of the play. The slides included also introduce the characters, symbols, motifs, and themes, as well as the history of ghosts. Students will be ready to take on Hamlet after this presentation.
***This presentation also provides answers to the study guide, also available from my shop.